Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday, Friendship, Halloween

My sister is trying to catch up to me, but I always stay a step ahead--haha!  She is joining me in the Sr Citizen ranks, though, as she turns 65 this month.  The new PTI release includes another Cutaway Tag, but my spring die was still unused--shame, shame!  It cuts beautifully & I do love it.  
I colored with Zigs--different using them on small die cut images, but think it turned out OK.  I had the right size circle die to cut a piece of glitter paper for the backing.
I intended to use a white card, but I really loved the contrast with the shimmery blue cardstock.  The sentiment from Quilled Elegance fit perfectly & is stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black. I used fun foam to mount the tag.  I'm entering PTI CAWU as I was inspired by Nichole's Day 3 card.  I'm also entering CAS on Friday, & SSS Wednesday.
Peace Love Joy Card
Nichole's Card
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Next is a friendship card for a blogging friend using a color combo I love--kraft, pink & white.
The lattice die is by W Plus 9 & the flowers & sentiment are from SSS. The flowers were fussy cut.  Maybe I don't always need dies--sure would save some money!  I used Rosewater Nuvo drops for embellishment. I'm entering SSS Flickr challenge, SSS Wednesday & Stamplorations theme.

Last is my entry for MFT Superstar CAS challenge.  So nice that there are random drawings as well as those considered the best of the best.  I made 2 different ones & finally decided to enter my Halloween card.  
The pumpkins from Primitive Pumpkins were stamped in Summer Sunrise on a white panel.  The green was done with 2 different markers & the sentiment from the same set was stamped in Vintage Sepia.  I used the larger MFT Chevron stripes die for a fun element.  
Bling is provided by little purple gems I've had forever & Wink of Stella. I'm not big on Halloween, but I do love pretty pumpkins.  This is definitely my kind of card.  I'm also entering Retro Rubber (bought Dec. 2013) & SSS Wednesday.  Long post--thanks for taking time to visit my blog.
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35 comments:

  1. Oh no...I feel so very lazy now. Four cards! Good for you, girl!
    I like them all but have a soft spot for the first. Just love the colours and the pretty flowers!

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  2. An awesome set of cards Greta. Each is as special as the last.... I really like the first one. That little circle is so pretty

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  3. Geesh Greta you are on a roll! I am a fan of all your cards but the first one with that PTI die (on my wishlist...) took my breath away. It's a gem!

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  4. I do like the way you've run the chevron die through those pumpkins. Great idea to jazz things up. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes challenge.

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  5. More gorgeous cards!! Such beautifully designed!! Love those sweet pumpkins!!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  6. What a pretty die cut on your first card with such pretty colours you've used and the glitter behind it looks great. Love the colour combination of the second card, quite striking. Such a fun idea to use the chevron die on the Halloween card and do so love the purple gems to finish off your creative card x

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  7. All your cards are awesome. I love them all. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Stamp it Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  8. You've outdone yourself this time with these great cards. I love those teeny little flowers! How cute are they. Also love the lattice die and pretty blooms on the second card. How clever, Greta, to use the die right in the middle of the pumpkins. That is inspired.

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  9. all three cards are absolutely amazing, greta!! love the added sparkle on the first one... it really makes the little florals pop!!

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  10. you've been busy - three wonderful cards - difficult to choose a favorite - the glitter behind the little flowers, lattice background for the pink flowers, darling little pumpkins - love all those details!

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  11. Just love all three, Greta! Your sister will love the delicate floral bday card and the other two look great too!!!

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  12. Loving all of your cards. Its nice to have time to look at everyone's work!

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  13. Wow! What a lineup of beauties! Love the triple pumpkin card, but especially your tag for your sister. She'll love it's cool blues and violets. All 3 wonderful!

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  14. This is so pretty Greta but yes you would have needed a handmade flower to qualify for the prize ... not just a die cut. But, it's still a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Die Cut Handmade Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  15. I love your cards Greta, you have such a great eye for colour and details xx

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  16. A beautiful selection of cards, Greta. I love them all, but my favourite is the first one, gorgeous colours. xx

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  17. Love all your cards, Greta! Happy Birthday to your sister! She'll be delighted to receive the lovely card with pretty flowers! Wonderful lattice die on your second card with pretty flowers. And, last card with the primitive pumpkins is perfect!

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  18. Three more beauties! The colouring of the flower die cut at the top is fantastic! Thanks for your message at my blog again, much appreciated :) My Dad and Step Mom are lucky they have their power back and no damage to their home. But it is a terrible mess all around, it's so sad. Take good care, Hugs xx

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  19. These are fabulous!!! I'm so jealous that you have time to create my friend! My time is Kinley fied :-) But I need to my favorite time of the year is coming!! Cooler temps here , only 94 today!

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  20. All pretty projects! Love the card with the flower dies which you posted first!

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  21. What a fun post filled with beautiful creation Greta! I should say that to myself as well, "shame", as I have a pile of new products still in their original packaging! : 0

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  22. A trio of delightful cards to drool over. I'm in love with the first one; the tiny blooms and gorgeous colours. Also, love the Kraft pink combo and the pumpkin one looks great too with the chevrons through the images. You are such a versatile artist Greta. I always enjoy seeing what you are creating.

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  23. Great cards, Greta! I think the little flowers turned out beautifully and I love the blue paper! The "friend" card is so pretty and the pumpkin card looks like a winner to me! Good luck in the contest!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Your sister must have loved this gorgeous card you made for her! I know, I would have! The friendship card is also very pretty, and the shimmery pumpkins are fun with the chevron strip! Great idea!

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  25. The happiest of birthday wishes to your sister Greta!! She is going to love this beautiful card. Such a pretty design and beautifully executed. Your pink, kraft and white is a combo I like too. This is so pretty with the lattice background. And those polka dots pumpkins have me smiling, cute card!!

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  26. Three fabulous cards Greta! Had to chuckle about your comment on having never used the Cutaway Tag yet....guess what, what neither have I!! But I'll have it if I need it next Spring! (Don't you love my reasoning?!!) Anyway, your card turned out beautiful and I'm sure your sister is going to love it!! Your pink and brown card turned out so pretty too and your CAS pumpkin card is GREAT!! :0)

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  27. Wow, what an array of cards. I love all of them, I'm sure your sister will love the birthday card. I love the shimmer in the background and the beautiful flowers. My next fav is the layering pumpkin card. You did a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

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  28. Greta, supe collection of cards. Each one is a stunner. The first is darling with the blooms and I too love its contrast with the blue. YOur second card will surely be treasured by its recipient. and the third is brilliant with the chevron cuts across. So eye catching.

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  29. FANTASTIC cards Greta! Your pumpkin card is so much fun!

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  30. All three cards are awesome, Greta, and especially love your Cutaway with the vibrant Zigs.

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  31. Wow Greta! All of your cards are awesome! I love the little intricate die cut flower garden and how you colored it! Wow! Such detail! The lattice background along with the blossoms look wonderful on card 2 and lovin' the trio of pumpkins on card 3! What a great variety! Hope your sister had a wonderful birthday and you look amazing :)

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  32. Love all your cards, but the Halloween one is my fave (slightly biased). I love how you have used the chevron dies, so clever. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  33. Hi Greta! Love this Halloween card! Great idea with the chevron die and one I will have to try! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  34. An array of delights, Greta! All are sooooo marvelous! The pumpkins have caught my eye: so sweet, especially with their bits of purple bling!
    Hugs~c

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